COVID-19 Community Assistance

VanDerGinst Law has committed to spending $10,000 at locally-owned restaurants and/or bars that have had to shut down their on-site services. We are purchasing gift cards which we are then supplying to families in the community who are having difficulty feeding their children due to lack of access to school lunch programs.  We encourage all area businesses and individuals who are able, to do the same.

In a nutshell, this community effort is twofold:

  1. We are attempting to assist locally owned restaurants who may be in jeopardy of going out of business due to the forced closures.  We are doing so by purchasing gift cards from any such restaurant if they are still open for delivery and/or carry out.
  2. We are attempting to assist families who have school-age children that have been adversely impacted by school closures.  Specifically, if the family depended on school lunch programs in order to get their children a good meal, and now they have difficulties feeding them, we are sending some of the gift cards that we purchased from the restaurants.

Neither of these measures can help a business or family in a long term, sustainable way.  They are intended only to give a little temporary help.  But, hopefully, this campaign will catch on and inspire other businesses and individuals to do something similar.

To qualify for either type of assistance, please e-mail d.vanderginst@vlaw.com the following:

Restaurants:  Simply provide the business name, phone number, contact person, an email address and physical address.  Let us know that you do sell gift cards and that you are open for delivery and/or carry out.

Families:  Provide name, address, phone number, e-mail address.  Let us know how many school-age children are in the household.

Thank you